Tag Archives: Landing

July Dream Flight

This weekend was another successful Dream Flight event with Above the Clouds. I served as Flight Coordinator for a young boy named Justin, who was referred to us by Boston Children’s Hospital where he is a patient. Justin was very … Continue reading

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Every Time I Land a Plane, I’m a Bad@ss

“BAM, that’s how that shit is done!!!” I texted out shortly after landing in Norwood (KOWD) Sunday morning. Every time I land a plane, I feel like a total badass. Every time I land a plane perfectly, or near perfectly … Continue reading

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Night Flight with The Monkey

CLICK HERE for backstory on The Monkey. ~~~ Flying… it’s definitely a drug. If I were to ever OD on something, I’d want it to be aviation. I’ve been working ’round the clock the last few weeks. I’m passionate about what I … Continue reading

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Surviving a Plane Crash in Water

AUTHOR’S NOTE: After making this post, with the permission of Survival Systems USA, a longer, more refined version was accepted for publication in Plane & Pilot magazine.  That article can be found here: Dunk Tank Training ~~~ “Brace, Brace, Brace,” I repeated … Continue reading

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Adventure Day 6, Part II – Flight to Grand Canyon and beyond

After a morning of playing in the flight simulator, my friend had to skip off to a meeting for a while. I spent the next few hours bumming around the airport. Was a beautiful place to bum around… After lunch, … Continue reading

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Adventure Day 5, wow… just wow

Yesterday we flew from Lubbock, TX to Phoenix, AZ. It was an interesting flight – gusty winds (35 knots), IMC, moderate turbulence and something apparently called “p-static” (affected our comms, some of the electric displays and it even sent little charges … Continue reading

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The Monkey, and why I must make this trip

* * The following is an email I sent to my friend pleading my case for a very important mission on our upcoming cross country flight in a single engine plane (read on that here). Dear friend, Confession time. I … Continue reading

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